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The Art of Overpromising: The Rise of Donald Trump
By Zion McThomas

“Make America Great Again”, the campaign slogan of the illustrious, wealthy and ruthless Donald Trump has become more than just a saying fueled by arrogance but Trump has captured the votes of many through his prideful choice of words and his bullish ways toward his opponents. The republican presidential hopeful has made some distasteful comments and in turn has been seen by the media as a pompous and irresponsible human being. His lack of a filter has ignited a fire within the voters that has not been seen since Obama’s run in 2008. Many of his critics may see him as immature and self-centered but Trump is no fool; the media, his fellow opponents and his vivacious comments has turned this election cycle in his favor. When Obama ran in 2008, he used the constant turmoil and recent economic crash to raise the people up above the desolate times. “Yes We Can” became a slogan of hope during a time of shattered dreams, dwindled funds, and broken promises. With this, Obama won the heart of the people but he did more than just say that we the people can rise above the hard times; he promised ideas and things that brought the voters to his side. His fervent attacks on Wall Street, constant calls to end the war and bring our troops home and to protect and provide for American families even more than Bush and Clinton electrified his campaign and in turn gave him the presidency. Fast-forward to 2015 and 2016, the utopian playbook has a new coach and his name is Donald Trump. Issues such as ISIS, healthcare, and immigration headlining the major news cycle, Donald Trump took to the airways and gave the American public a piece of his mind. Despite his horrible comments about Mexicans, Muslims, Women, and Obamacare, His poll numbers surged and continue to rise as we go into Super Tuesday next week. In the Nevada caucuses this past week, Trump did well among Latino voters despite calling Mexicans criminals and rapists just months prior and despite being remarried three times and being the owner of one of the casino chains in American, he fared better than Rubio and Cruz among evangelicals. Why is that? Why isn’t Trump trailing behind the golden boy of the Tea Party Ted Cruz and the Florida youngster Marco Rubio? Because he is giving the people what they want to hear. His promises go beyond what statistics might suggest and what might happen. He is a no holds barred candidate and the people love it. He has no campaign speech writers and he has no financial endorsements. He comes off as a spearheaded and confident candidate but will this surge give him the nomination or even the presidency?…...

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